Say that you put it on a shelf?
Hate that phrasing, say it's a memory.
Can't watch it work with someone else?
Chewed down every drunk bit of history.
Still got the picture on your LCD,
Uselessly, it's not worth saving.

There's nothing left to cling to,
It's alright, it's over.
Unfortunately for you,
You done fine by he chose her.
For once it's not about you,
It's alright, it's over.
There's nothing that you can do it's over.

Watched the parade all by yourself?
Victim baby, cliched and suffering.
Two years of waiting for what fate had held?
No such thing could have happened possibly.
Hands to your face a gesture well studied,
Desperate times call for some desperate measuring.

Repeat chorus

When did they leave it's after three?
Stumbling, crazy, can cheer yourself to sleep.
Too drunk to turn off the TV,
Headlines staring, they make a mockery.
You always knew what the ending would be.
It's over, but maybe that keeps with history.

Repeaat chorus 2x.

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    General CommentAn economical piece of writing.
    Conjures up a hazy world of impotence, missed chances and inevitability very effectively.
    There's a slightly mocking tone, but it's a maternal kind of mocking, gentle and concerned. Though the viewpoint is female, the central character is easily transferable in the reactions described: drinking, self obsession ("a gesture well studied"), reassessment.
    Some very poignant imagery: the picture on the LCD, loneliness watching the parade, the early hours and the senseless TV.
    A very nice study in end of relationship blues!
    david_mortimeron February 10, 2005   Link

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